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May 9, 2021

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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Search for a home

Jules Claydon, Ocean Shores I helped a friend move to a new rental property last week, relieved that a stressful...

What’s your opinion on the COVID vax?

Even though the Federal government refuses to take responsibility for the slow rollout of COIVID vaccines across the country you can still have your say on its rollout locally.

Northern Star dimming under Murdoch shadow

As democracy advocates and journalists around the world did their best to acknowledge World Press Freedom Day on May 3, in regional Australia, The Northern Star was dimming.

No air for Ben

Rhonda Ansiewicz, Federal Stop giving Franklin air time. Mayor Richardson, in his usual fashion, joins up with his mate Franklin...

Board defends its management of Mullum Rural Co-op

The issue of potential fraud and financial mismanagement was a key part of the response from Mullumbimby Rural Co-op...

Kingscliff man charged over rape allegations

Tweed Byron police have arrested a 35-year-old Kingscliff man over rape allegations.

In response to the letter: Is the Echo showing racist tendencies?

How irritating to see how language can trigger people to ridiculous levels of whining and whingeing.

FYI, ‘whitesplaining’ is not a word and, if it was, this may be racist.

Seems fashionable to denigrate, blame and boo white men. Censorship and PC-speak is a simple equation to strangulate critical thinking and freedom of expression.

The irony is, the so-called offending letter was misinterpreted and not read for its historical context.

May Byron Shire remain a place where freedom of expression is valued! Nuf sed.

Sarah Blogg, Ocean Shores

 


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Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

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